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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Highway Patrol ends Operation Stop Arm

The Highway Patrol ended its Operation Stop Arm campaign on Oct. 24. The campaign began Oct. 20 and was focused on promoting traffic safety around North Carolina schools, school buses and school bus stops.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Benton Height celebration has Latin flavor

Fourth-grade students at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts showed off their singing, dancing, acting and musical talents Wednesday and Thursday when they performed “Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Arts Performance.”

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Safety first on Halloween, police advise

Halloween is the only time of the year when it is acceptable to put on a disguise and go door-to-door begging.  However, amid the costumes, decorations, sugar highs and inevitable sugar crashes, it is important to remain safe.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Candidate explains credit history problems

Liens, tax warrants and judgments against Sean Maher, an at-large candidate in the board of education race, have surfaced on various social media websites.

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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:38 PM

Newton's accuracy issues hindering Panthers

Cam Newton completed just 35.7 percent of his passes in Carolina's Thursday night loss to the Saints. "I think this time off is going to allow all of us, including myself, to do some self scouting," Newton said.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

SV, Cuthbertson game postponed until Monday

Sun Valley's football game at Cuthbertson was delayed due to lightning on Friday and will resume on Monday at 7 p.m. The game was scoreless with 9:01 left in the first quarter when the stadium was cleared for safety reasons. Porter Ridge has a 27-13 lead on East Meck when they resume their game in the second half at PR on Monday starting at 6:30. Other Week 11 scores involving Union County include:

Weddington 27, Piedmont 0

Forest Hills 42, Central Academy 28

Marvin Ridge 35, Anson Co. 14

Mt. Pleasant 48, Parkwood 13

Monroe 54, West Stanly 7


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

Piedmont player still in hospital with internal injuries

Piedmont High senior football player Nathan Burgess spent four nights in the Intensive Care Unit at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte and has now been hospitalized there for a week. Burgess suffered a collapsed lung and a lacerated kidney from a hit to the lower back while playing on the offensive.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 02:12 PM

Crowder now third on ACC's all-time receptions list

Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder eclipsed 3,000 career receiving yards for Duke last weekend, making him the ninth player in ACC history to reach that milestone. Crowder is three catches away from passing former Clemson star Sammy Watkins for third all-time on the ACC receptions list.


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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Apple season arrives in North Carolina

Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Deer wasting disease eases with cooler temperatures

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

The Adoptables

Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.

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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment

May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.

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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.